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Burn Fat + Build Muscle with this Quick Workout

I sometimes think back to the days when I was younger...so much extra time + freedom to workout whenever I wanted, for as long as I wanted.

Now, let me be honest, I spent more time doing fun stuff and partying than exercising, but the point is, I had the time to workout if I wanted to.

Fast forward to today. How do we get the body we want with little time on our hands?

Are we just screwed? Time to "throw in the towel"?

Listen, I have found a way to keep my workouts few and fast...and still able to get incredible results.

Interested? If so, you're going to love what I have for you today.

There's a type of workout called Metabolic Conditioning and the beauty of this type of workout is that it BURNS FAT + BUILDS MUSCLE at the same, which is pretty hard to do.

The huge perk of these types of workouts is that they don't take long. 20-30 minutes max.

Bam! 

So that you can get a taste of what I'm talking about I had Rocco (yes, my 7 year old) film me doing a metabolic conditioning workout in our backyard.

Give it a try and let me know what you think!

And if you're on Instagram be sure to follow me because I'll be posting one of these beauties every week.

Here's to getting strong + ridiculously healthy!

XO

Alicia

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A Super Awesome Exercise for a Super Awesome Booty

I have always carried "junk in the trunk"... 

Everyone has their trouble area- that's mine.  My derriere.  My hiny.  My arse.

So , I love me a good glute exercise.

I  mean, who doesn't want to look good from behind?

But (pun intended) there are other reasons why it's really important to train your booty.

Your glutes are part of your core.  That's right.  Your glutes support your lower back and help you to have correct posture.

Also, if you have weak knees then you definitely want to train your glutes.  Strong glutes can do wonders for helping with knee issues.

Okay- ready to go kick some ass? Literally.

I filmed a video with a super effective exercise for strengthening that booty.

It's a good one!

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A Trick to Get A Stronger Core, FASTER

"Core" has become quite the buzzword and for good reason.

Your core is your powerhouse, but there are other benefits of a strong core...

A well-trained core will help prevent injuries, protects your central nervous system, helps to alleviate lower back pain and damn, you just look really good with a nice, strong core.

Alright, you get it, we should all strive to train our core.  Which brings me to why I'm writing this post.

Most people do their core work at the END of their workout.

There's a better way.  

If our core is so important, then why wouldn't we train it at the START of our workout?  When we're fresh and loaded with energy.

If you do your core work at the beginning of your workout, you can give it the attention + effort it needs.

So, give this a try.  Do some dedicated core exercises at the beginning of your workout.

And I have a great series of core exercises for you today.  I call it...

The All-Out Ab Assault

Just do a clickity-click on the image below to check it out.

After you watch the video be sure to grab the Ab Assault Guide that goes with the video.

GET IT HERE

 

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Can Something So Simple Actually Help Me to Get in Summer Shape?

I can't believe it's already May!

Summer is right around the corner and so many of us start to get super busy at this time of year.

I know for us we have end-of-the-school-year events, planning family summer trips, lining up summer activities for our son... oh the mayhem! 

And every May I set out to get my body in "summer shape".

The irony of course being that when things start to get busy (busier I should say) the FIRST thing that starts to suffer is the very things that help me to be healthy + fit. 

Less trips to the gym, less time spent on meal planning, more mindless snacking, you get the picture.

Here's my strategy to stay on track with my health + fitness this year: 

I am going to follow along day by day with the Stress Monkee Calendar.

It's so simple and yet it works.

Daily tips to help you be ridiculously fit, inside + out.

By focusing on something small each day I'm able to stick to my health + fitness priorities without feeling overwhelmed.

And there's one thing I know for sure, consistency is the secret to being fit.

Be sure to grab this month's Stress Monkee Calendar + follow along with me.

If you'd like to save on ink, here's a version with no picture.

Here's to less drama + more joy...

XO,

Alicia

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A New Way to Get a Strong Core

Your core is your powerhouse.

A strong core will not only slim you out in your midsection, but it also helps to get rid of annoying low back pain & knee pain.

Here's a fun fact: Did you know that your glutes are part of your core? (Just in case your wondering what in the hell glutes are, that means your booty.)

I filmed a brand-spanking new core workout for ya!

This workout has a new twist to give you a strong + smokin' core.

Watch the video below to see what this new twist is...

BEFORE YOU GO- Be sure to grab the Handy Workout Guide I made for you to go with the video.

You can download the guide right to your smartphone pix so that you can take this workout with you anywhere!

Summer's around the corner...let's get to work :)

XO,

Alicia

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